Resources reveal the extent to which the Gulf waters can be used to treat desertification
Sunday, June 5 2022 10:39 AM
National News Center/Baghdad
Today, Sunday, the Ministry of Water Resources clarified the extent to which it is possible to benefit from the Gulf waters to treat desertification in Iraq, while proposing a solution to that.
Ministry spokesman Aoun Diab said in a statement to the National News Center that "transferring water from the Gulf is difficult to achieve due to the high altitudes of the desert, which exceed hundreds of meters above sea level," noting that
"the solution must be through desalination." Sea water, which a number of Gulf countries and Egypt worked on.”
He pointed out that "transferring water from the seas to the desert requires an imaginary cost, in addition to the fact that
the transfer of water affects the environment and groundwater, as sea water raises the salinity rate to great levels."